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Slipping Into Darkness…Bring On Baby Brother And Live Blog It

An early Live Blog for a game that’s bigger than most.  Deal with it.

That’s Bullet Bob up there, by the way. It took close to three months but our Horschackian commissioner has finally allowed little baby brother out of the front yard and into the alley with the sticky street and the smelly stuff.  It’s dank and it’s scary back here Patrick.  It’s places like this where boys with names like “Corey” don’t wander.  Rivalries have a unique obscenity to them.  There can be no elegance to a real rivalry.  They’re dirty and things happen that shame adults after the fact. The Wings used to have a rival like that, but then that team started to suck so bad that the ferocity became a joke.  Now? Good god. Pathetic Denver hacks are using pulpits like SI to beg for, yes, relevancy (good call, JJ).

And you would tune in for a current Avs-Wings Winter Classic, too, because it would be something new, something different.

 

Rivals don’t beg Adrian.  They just don’t.  It’s sad and it’s over.  Let it go because, aside from an occasional giggle at your expense, it’s just not that fun anymore. 

Relevant hatred doesn’t need sniffling hacks like Dater begging the mean old mainstream to please, just please, take notice of a team in Denver that absolutely nobody gives a shit about including the last dozen people in Denver who even realize there’s a team there. 

You know what builds real hate, Adrian?  Stuff like this.

You think Patrick Kane doesn’t absolutely despise Johan Franzen for treating him like a spoiled little sissy boy, on national TV, in a playoff game?  That’s real, visceral, legitimate hatred Adrian.

Oh, sure.  Denver hates Franzen too…for essentially making the entire franchise his bitch, repeatedly. But that’s it and that’s all Adrian. There is nothing else there and I promise you there will never be a Classic in Denver because nobody gives a shit about the Dive. Nobody.  Even a draw like the miracle manger baby’s favorite team wouldn’t be enough to get that game to Colorado.

We’ve got a new old rival now Adrian.  And this one’s got all the ingredients.  Cups have been won on each side but the inferiority complex remains in Chicago, as it should.  Baby brother knows. He does.

“Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve maybe beat them in the regular season and obviously lost (to them) in the (2009) playoffs, but we’ve never really dominated them or got the chance to say that we’re officially a better team than them,” said 23-year old Patrick Kane, who scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 6 in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final but dreams of ending the Wings’ season someday. “Even though we’ve had some ups against them in the regular season, we’ve never beaten them in the playoffs.”

Still with us Adrian?  Patrick Kane is a spoiled punk but he’s got it. He understands that until Chicago throws a hammer into the bad man’s junk the Hawks and their coiffed fan base will just have to swill in the fact that they’re one step behind professional sports’ gold standard. 

This is bound to get ugly because that’s what’s been decreed.  Six games crammed into a short period of time.  Each game essentially determining the division because it’s going to be tight all year Adrian. All year.  Denver?  Any chance of them grabbing an 8 seed?  Yeah, that Classic’s coming to Denver realllllll soon. 

Something wicked this way comes because that’s what happens when teams with hate in their hearts let emotions get the best of them.  And that’s a rivalry defined.  Ugliness is around the corner because it’s been building for a few years.  There’s only been one playoff series in the last decade between these two but that’s enough. There were isolated episodes in that series…the mouthpiece thing and the spear to the nuts that probably cost us a Cup…but now you get the feeling it’s time that the hate took over for a long-term run. 

And Adrian, one final word from you?

I want to see some other teams play hockey.

LOL (seriously)...too bad bitch. 

It’s a Live Blog.

 

 

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monkey's avatar

Wings gave up a lot of rushes to St. Louis as well.  Fortunately they are the Blues.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:16 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Fortunate to be tied after one.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/31/11 at 12:16 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Evidently there is a first time for everything.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/11 at 09:15 PM ET

Well, if THAT was a first time, we won’t see that same mistake in another 20 years.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:16 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Trying to figure out who lobotomized the Red Wing power play.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/31/11 at 12:17 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:15 PM ET

Wow.  Had to pull out the ban hammer on that one.  Adblock Plus: Block Image for the win.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:17 AM ET

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World should right itself now.  Hawks broadcast going to commercial had Olsuck chuckling about Lidstrom having 2 penalties called on him and being “victimized” by Toews twice.  If that’s not asking for a karma bitch-slap, I don’t know what is.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/31/11 at 12:17 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:15 PM ET

Thanks,  There goes my dinner.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:18 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Flip lookin more and more like Pav each week.

Plastic surgery?  Or did Pav frost his tips?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:18 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Had to pull out the ban hammer on that one.  Adblock Plus: Block Image for the win.

seconded. That is not appropriate intermission entertainment.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/31/11 at 12:18 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Adblock Plus: Block Image for the win.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:17 PM ET

You got that right. Fuching gross.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/31/11 at 12:18 AM ET

calquake's avatar

World should right itself now.  Hawks broadcast going to commercial had Olsuck chuckling about Lidstrom having 2 penalties called on him and being “victimized” by Toews twice.  If that’s not asking for a karma bitch-slap, I don’t know what is.

Posted by Valek on 12/30/11 at 09:17 PM ET

I thought Olsuck was a karma bitch-slap.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:19 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Trying to figure out who lobotomized the Red Wing power play.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/30/11 at 09:17 PM ET

Balshill.  Peters runs the PK and the defense.

I said too much?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:19 AM ET

SYF's avatar

“Balshill.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA….

Balls Hill.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:20 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Does this make it better?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:20 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Remember back when you had to deny a scoring chance and you know, actually commit a penalty, in order for the other team to get a penalty shot?

I miss that.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:21 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Datsyuk met the puck 4-6 inches infront of the blue line, you can see his stick in front of the blue line as the puck approaches.  Refs often anticipate calls no matter how experienced.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 12/31/11 at 12:21 AM ET

SYF's avatar

She’s wearing too many clothes.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:21 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Does this make it better?

Tad thin for my tastes.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:23 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Evening all.  Got in some range time this afternoon and caught the last 23 seconds of the first. What did I miss?

Okay I have posted this two times now and it wound up on the Blues LB and the Oakie game day update…..let’s see where this one lands.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 12/31/11 at 12:23 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Refs often anticipate calls no matter how experienced.


Premature calculation.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:23 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I blame Carrotcrop.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 12/31/11 at 12:24 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

I thought Olsuck was a karma bitch-slap.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/11 at 09:19 PM ET

What kind of bad karma deserves such a thing?  Unless you were Hitler in a past life.  Or even last playoff season.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:24 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Premature calculation.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/11 at 09:23 PM ET

Happens only in Shitcago.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:25 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Unless you were Hitler in a past life.

Wow.  Hitler in a past life.  What would Hitler come back as?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:25 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Jeff you and your damn gingers Oh that’s better.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 12/31/11 at 12:26 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Evening all.  Got in some range time this afternoon and caught the last 23 seconds of the first. What did I miss?

Premature calculation.

Hold on, I’ll be back in 12 seconds.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:26 AM ET

calquake's avatar

What would Hitler come back as?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:25 PM ET

My guess?  Mary Poppins.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:26 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

How’s this?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:27 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

oh shit…airbrushed out the wrong part…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:27 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 12/30/11 at 09:21 PM ET

Let’s watch for the make up call on that one.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:28 AM ET

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What would Hitler come back as?

A Nashville fan?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/31/11 at 12:28 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:27 PM ET

WAY too thin.  More curves, man, more curves.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:28 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

What would Hitler come back as?

a dung beetle?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/31/11 at 12:29 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

  Unless you were Hitler in a past life.

Hey, Hitler has 8 goals, 14 assists and is a +6 this season. He just sucks on the point on the power play.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/31/11 at 12:29 AM ET

calquake's avatar

oh shit…airbrushed out the wrong part…

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:27 PM ET

Oh… I don’t know.  I’m picturing Hitler in that bikini.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:29 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Jiri Hitler.  Tee it up.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:29 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Okay…that’s about as little clothing as I could legally post here….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:30 AM ET

SYF's avatar

oh shit…airbrushed out the wrong part…

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:27 PM ET

Turrible photoshopping.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:30 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:27 PM ET

Is that a poor bikini wax peaking out the side?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:30 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Tad thin for my tastes.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:23 PM ET

oh man…you don’t want me to post what I just found…..

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:30 AM ET

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